Camille Saint Saens - Musica [Sixième année 1907: Janvier No. 52 t/m Décembre No.63]
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Camille Saint Saens [et.al.] - Musica. Publication mensuelle [Sixième année 1907: Janvier No. 52 t/m Décembre No.63 ] - Paris - Publications Pierre Lafitte - 1907 - 1st edition - 192pp - Half cloth binding - 29 x 36 cm.
Condition: Good - with some wear and stains (mostly on the front cover). Rare.
Large format art nouveau style (classical) music magazine published just after the fin-de-siècle. Illustrated with black and white photos (by i.a. Paul Berger), reproductions and nostalgic advertisements (including for 'Bibliothèques tournantes' by G. Lancelin, pianos by Elcke, Peugeot cycles et motocyclettes, La Liqueur Izarra and 'Le Phonographe' - predecessor of the gramophone - by Thomas Edison). Text in French. Sixth volume complete. Bound in (publishers?) linen binding with decorative paper covered boards and tassel. Title and year on the spine.
¶ Includes articles on Giacomo Puccini's Madame Butterfly, Pedro Gailhard, Richard Strauss' Salomé, the gymnastique rhythmique of E. Jaques-Dalcroze, the art of piano playing by Marguerite Long, beautiful cover art depicting Lucy Arbell and Edvard Grieg, conductor Édouard Colonne and specials about composer Ernest Reyer (No. 53), Camille Saint-Saens (No. 57, incl. photo of his dog 'mademoiselle Dalila'), Robert Schumann (No 59) and Johann Sebastian Bach (No. 61).